Pointe Shoe Fittings

How to Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule your pointe shoe fitting appointment by clicking the link below. If your preferred appointment time is not available,
please call us at (203) 622-0591 and we may be able to accommodate you.
Walk-ins are still welcome, although appointments are highly recommended and eliminate waiting.
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Our Staff

Expert fittings are done by classically trained ballet dancers who have been educated by internationally recognized dancers. We use our combined experience and knowledge to give you a personalized fitting. We listen, understand, and cater to each individual dancer's specific needs in a pointe shoe. Fittings generally take approximately 20-30 minutes. 


We'll Help Find the Right Pointe Shoes For You! 

First time students, congratulations! This is a big step. We will be happy to fit you with your teacher’s approval. If you have had pointe shoes already, please bring your last pair of pointe shoes with you so that we can get an even better understanding of how your shoes break in and what your needs are in a new shoe. If you are looking to try on a variety of shoes to get an idea, and are not ready to purchase a pair, that's okay! We’re glad to loan you our expertise. There is a fitting fee of $35 for these appointments in lieu of purchase. 


Getting the correct fit is essential to preventing strain and potential injury. Core strength, proper alignment and positioning of the foot in the shoe are just a few of the elements we assess when finding the best shoe for you. If you have an injury or are recovering from one, please let us know. You may need a different strength shoe than you normally wear. We may have recommendations for you to help ease your recovery while you continue your doctor’s protocol.


Take your new shoes to class un-sewn for your teacher’s inspection and instruction on how he/she prefers you to position the ribbon and elastic. We can exchange unworn shoes in the condition they were sold. 



We offer pointe shoe sewing for $25 and up depending on how detailed the sewing is and turn around time.

Ballet slippers can be sewn for $10.  


Special Ordering 

While we stock a large variety of pointe shoes to accommodate as many dancers as we can, we may not carry a shank strength, size, or style that you prefer. We are happy to special order a pointe shoe for you - just let us know! We are constantly assessing makers and styles to ensure we have the best shoe options in stock to suit the needs of our dancers. 


Volume Discount Program

We offer a volume discount for those buying in bulk.

2-3 pointe shoes - 10%

4-5 pointe shoes - 15%

6-7 pointe shoes - 20%

over 8 pointe shoes - 25%

Pointe shoe discounts do NOT apply to online purchases. Please email [email protected] to place your order. The pointe shoes must be paid in full when the order is placed and all volume discount sales are final. 


Thank You for Choosing Beam & Barre! 

Thanks for coming to us! We know you have choices and we’d like to remain top on your list! As an involved member of the local dance community, we’re glad to provide over 45 years of service to a passionate and committed group.